​​​​​​An electrical licence is required to work as an electrician (general) or electrician (special class) in Western Australia. When you have completed your practical trades skills assessment through Trades Recognition Australia and received your Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR), complete the following steps to receive your licence.

  1. Apply for a provisional licence by submitting your application and OTSR to EnergySafety. This will allow you to start working under the supervision of a holder of a current full Electrician's Licence while you complete the Australian context training.         

  2. Enrol to complete the Australian context training with an EnergySafety approved registered training organisation (RTO).Your chosen RTO can provide you with more information on what is required. There are a number of approved RTOs in Western Australia. Contact EnergySafety for further information.

  3. Once you have successfully completed all the off-the job units of competency and your on-the-job experience has been verified by the RTO and employer, you are required to complete a practical assessment. Upon successfully completing the theory and practical assessment you will receive the certificate for your Australian context training. You can now apply for the Certificate III in Electrotechnolgy Australian qualification through the RTO that delivered your Australian context training.  Alternatively, you can take your OTSR and evidence of Australian context training to the RTO that conducted your skills assessment.         

  4. Once you have completed the above and have your Australian qualification (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician) you can apply for a full electrical licence with EnergySafety.

For further information on the licensing of electricians in other Australian states and territories visit the Licence Recognition website.